The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by David McCullough

The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914

byDavid McCullough

Kobo ebook | October 27, 2001

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The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough.

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise.

The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale.

Winner of the National Book Award for history, the Francis Parkman Prize, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, and the Cornelius Ryan Award (for the best book of the year on international affairs), The Path Between the Seas is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, the history of technology, international intrigue, and human drama.

Title:The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 27, 2001Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:074320137X

ISBN - 13:9780743201377

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked it Very interesting book about this political and engineering wonder
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from McCullough's Best I read this book after taking a trip through the canal from Atlantic to Pacific. You get a comprehensive view of the behind the scenes machinations and politics that went into this huge undertaking, as well as the experience of the common labourer (malaria, hardships, etc...) while building the canal through the Isthmus.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from path between the seas I have read a few of McCullough"s amazing historical novels and enjoyed this one the most. The detail as always, and the political, technical and even medical sides to this true epic made for an incredible read.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from McCullough delivers again For history buffs, McCullough delivers again with his 1976 history of the building of the Panama Canal. Scandal, millions of dollars, epic egos, international politics and technical firsts all meet in the story of one of the greatest engineering feats of the early 20th century.
Date published: 2011-06-29